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Return to Book Page. Based on two years of ethnographic research in the southern suburbs of Beirut, An Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam and modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand. This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi’I Muslims w Based on two years of ethnographic research in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Encbanted Enchanted Modern demonstrates that Islam moderh modernity are not merely compatible, but actually go hand-in-hand.
This eloquent ethnographic portrayal of an Islamic community articulates how an alternative modernity, and specifically an enchanted modernity, may be constructed by Shi’I Muslims who consider themselves simultaneously deeply modern, cosmopolitan, and pious.
In this depiction of a Shi’I Muslim community in Beirut, Deeb examines the ways that individual and collective expressions and understandings of piety defb been debated, contested, and reformulated.
Women take center stage in this process, a result of their visibility both within the community, and in relation to Western ideas that link the status of women to modernity. By emphasizing the ways notions of modernity and piety are lived, debated, and shaped by “everyday Islamists,” this book underscores the inseparability of piety and politics in the lives of pious Muslims.
Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To para other readers questions about An Enchanted Modernplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 06, Gwen rated it liked it Recommended encuanted Gwen by: This was the third time at least that I had read this book, plus whatever excerpts had been assigned in the Intro to Islam class. This book made much less of an impact on me in graduate school–now, I had a much stronger knowledge of Ashura, the Kerbala Paradigm, and Hezbollah parastatal activities in south Beirut, so upon rereading, this book was not as powerful as I enchantde.
But this book is a great look at the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Shi’i neighborhoods This was the third time at least that I laara read this book, plus whatever excerpts had been assigned in the Intro to Islam class. Movern this book is a great look at the daily lives of women active in women’s societies in poorer Shi’i neighborhoods.
Apr 16, Hassan Chehab rated it it was amazing Shelves: An excellent case study on the community of al Dahiya. Jun 05, Hafsa rated it liked it Recommends it seeb The book is very timely as it was published in the year and adds a different perspective to the academic discourses regarding religion and modernity in public life.
The book seeks to primarily engage and deconstruct the notion that to be pious is to be anti-modernity, especially within an Islamic context.
An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon by Lara Deeb
Although there are a few pitfalls in some of the conclusions she raises and in her methodology, I believe the author, by engaging her theoretical analyses with practical examples from her interviews and experiences with the women of Al-Dahiyya, does an excellent job in defending her thesis. An Enchanted Modern is timely and relevant mmodern the contemporary period because Lara Deeb is interested in dislodging all these assumptions made about women, Islam, and the envhanted of laar.
In the preface, she states that she seeks to challenge two assumptions. The first is that Islam is static and monolithic, and the second is that Islam and modernity are incompatible. Jan 26, Bill DeGenaro rated it really liked it. A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut. You needn’t be a social scientist to follow her analysis. In fact, experts on Lebanon may find the work lacking or theoretically thin, but I thought it was lively and interesting. Recommended for anyone who wants to understand th A really superb ethnography of the Shi’i suburbs in south Beirut.
Recommended for anyone who wants to understand the Shi’i faith, Islam’s relationship to politics, Lebanese life, or more broadly how religion plays a role in public enchante. Aug 06, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read. Want to know why the modernizing world is enchantde MORE religious – not less? You can read many contemporary sociologists.
But want to know WHAT this looks like? Want to know why the world might benefit from more piety, especially in conflict-ridden areas? She describes the pious Modenr women who are re-building their communities, even as decades of poverty, militant activity, and international invasion has rent them Literally the best 21st century ethnography I’ve ever read.
An Enchanted Modern: Gender and Public Piety in Shi’i Lebanon
She describes the pious Shi’a women who are re-building their communities, even as decades of poverty, militant activity, and international invasion has rent them apart. Oct 09, Adam rated it really liked fnchanted Shelves: Excellent ethnography of the Shi’i in Beruit. Falls a little short theoretically, but well worth the read. If one wants to get to know how daily life is in the Hizbollah-dominated areas of Beirut this is the book to read.
It will enlighten those looking to understand Arab Shi’ism and see the banality of life, even in the ‘exotic’ regions of the “Other”. Jul 31, Mike rated it really liked it.
It should especially be of interest to those studying the Hizb’allah movement, women in Shi’i Islam, or the meeting point between Shi’i Islam and modernity. Aug 03, Iman rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 17, Nadia para it liked it Shelves: This was a really deeeb study though at times it gave me way more detail about practice than I would ever need as someone not writing an larx paper.
I wish there was a little encahnted contextualisation to go with the straight up description but overall it was an enjoyable read. Apr 03, Kara rated it really liked it Shelves: Nathan French rated it really liked it Dec 26, Lindsey Taylor rated it it was ok Oct 13, Brenna Resnick rated it really liked it May 06, Janjaap Eerten emchanted it really liked it Dec 14, Dunya rated it liked it Oct 17, Roba Salibi rated it really liked it Nov 15, Sara rated it really liked it Dec 29, Linda Oh rated it liked it Oct 30, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Feb 08, John Lzra rated it it was larq Oct 02, Alice rated it liked it Mar 01, Clayton Raithel rated it really liked it Feb 02, Anita Iacono rated it liked it May 22, Ella Garcia rated it liked it May 15, Meredith rated it really liked it Nov 22, Ha-Mi Nguyen rated it liked it Apr 15, Joshua Ford rated it really liked it Feb 28, Lauren rated it really liked it Apr 10, Taua rated it really liked it Dec 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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